RSA Conference 2013 opens Feb. 25 in San Francisco, and for the fourth straight year Information Security Media Group will be a Platinum Media Sponsor. What's on the agenda of this world-class security event?
Roger Baker, CIO at the Department of Veterans Affairs, announced to his staff on Feb. 15 that he's resigning. Baker led a number of projects that dealt with security issues, including a breach prevention initiative.
For the fourth consecutive year, Information Security Media Group will be a Platinum Media Sponsor of the RSA Conference. And for the fifth straight year, ISMG editors will host staged sessions at the event.
Security leaders have a firm grasp on their technology controls and processes as they continue into 2013. It's addressing the vulnerabilities in people that remains the outstanding challenge of the year.
National Institute of Standards and Technology's Jeremy Grant says the government will fund pilot projects to accelerate progress toward the creation of improved, interoperable systems for secure, privacy-enhancing trusted online credentials.
The new measure would require banks, healthcare providers, social media companies, search engines and other e-commerce entities operating in Europe - even those based elsewhere - to report breaches to national authorities.
Ron Ross, the NIST computer scientist who heads the initiative that is revising the guidance, characterizes the updated publication as the most comprehensive one since the initial catalogue of controls was issued in 2005.
Although suggestions in a new Federal Trade Commission staff report do not have the force of law, they do provide guidance on how the agency could enforce American federal laws and regulations to protect the privacy of users of smart phones and tablets.